Fishing the Flats for Crappie

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Crappie can usually be found on the flats in the spring time, but after that, don’t expect to find crappie on those shallow flats.  Crappie like to roam deeper water and the brush piles and deep weed edges will hold a lot of fish.  If you’re on a flat and you’re looking for fish, you’re probably going to struggle unless you’re fishing in the spring time when these fish move shallow to spawn.  When they do move shallow to spawn, there are many lakes that have these huge flats with very little depth changes.  Target the weeds or wood on these flats and you will find some crappie in the spring.

line-3Sewell’s Favorites – Best 3 Crappie Lures for Action
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There are a lot of good crappie baits on the market for action.  If you want to catch a lot of fish, it’s tough to top the 3 listed below.

baby shad

Bobby Garland Baby Shad (2″)
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slab slayr

Bobby Garland Slab Slay’r (2″)
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kalins triple threat grub 2 inch

Kalin’s Triple Threat Grub (2″)
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line-3Sewell’s Favorites – Best 3 Lures for Targeting Big Crappie
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For bigger crappie, you definitely want to upsize a little.  You will get less bites, but the bites will be better bites.  The 3 baits listed below are great big fish baits.

slab slayr

Bobby Garland Slab Slay’r (3″)
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bobby garland strollr

Bobby Garland Stroll’r (2.5″)
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bobby garland baby shad swimr

Bobby Garland Baby Shad Swim’R
Go get it on Amazon

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